Jatka seized in Barisal
18 March 2016, Nirapad News: A joint team of fisheries department and Coast Guard seized 8,000 kg of jatka (small hilsa) and 3,000 metres of ‘current jal (net)’ from Taltali area of Barisal Friday. Acting on a tip-off, the team conducted a drive in a boat in Kirtankhola river and found 52 drums filled with 8 thousand kg of jatka.
The staff of the boat and owner of jatka fled from the scene sensing the presence of the team, the Coast Guard sources said. Later, the seized jatka were distributed to different orphanages and among the underprivileged, the sources added